WEC 51 is expected for September 30 from the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
Varner recently made the news of the bout public via his official website, stating:
So my next fight will be a rematch with Donald Cerrone I hope to be the co-main sept 30. So any questions that were left after the last fight will be answered sept 30!
Varner ended up on the winning end of a controversial technical decision following an illegal knee from Cerone during the pair’s first meeting in January of 2009.
Both fighters are looking to get back into the win column, as Varner was recently submitted at the hands of WEC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson before going a draw with Kamal Shalorus, and Cerrone also suffered a submission defeat to Henderson in his prior outing.